From:
"Mike Teague" <yngwie@triax.com>
Sent: 10/27/2000 8:32:18 PM
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Fw: U.K. Geocache


This was noteworthy, I figure, and didn't see it on the list yet...


Mike Teague - http://www.triax.com/yngwie



----- Original Message -----
From: "SteveTuba1"
Newsgroups: sci.geo.satellite-nav
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: U.K. Geocache


> >On 18 Oct 2000 05:03:13 GMT, stevetuba1@aol.com (SteveTuba1) wrote:
> >
> >>Hi all.....
> >>A short notice....
> >>As of yesterday the 17th (about 1130 GMT)...geocache N 51 23.7 W 0 16.5
is
> >no
> >>more!
> >>The gorry details later.
> >
> > I'm sorry to hear that. How many others found it I wonder?
> >
> > IMHO I felt that it was too close to houses (it was actualy
> >overlooked by some) to last indefinitely. :-(
> >
> > Regards,
> > Harry.
> >
> >
>
> Hi all....
> Well here's the story.
> The day had started off badly. As I looked out the front door prior to
getting
> the mail, I noticed that part of our wall had been vandalized...ie caved
in.
> Sometime during the night our dog did bark...but, it would later turn out,
that
> other walls had been damaged along our street...6 last count.
>
> Later in the day we see the stock market take a dive. Not a happy camper
at
> this stage.
>
> My wife is on the phone with a nasty client
> when she motions for me to look outside.
> There...in broad daylight...is this fellow with his bike and dog right
over the
> cache. Wow...another "hit" me thinks......
> I grab my binoculars and take a close look.
> (The cache was some 100+ yards away.)
> I notice that he's picked it up...and looking at it. He doesn't open it.
> Strange I thought, while I try to see if he's carrying a GPS.
> No!
> He then puts it back...and I'm thinking that he may just leave it. This
would
> be a good thing.
> Well he leaves his bike...and goes off with his dog.
> Not a good sign.
> This guy had long (long) reddish hair and a brown hat. He looked
"scruffy". On
> the bike there was what looked like a backpack or maybe saddle bags,
bright red
> in color.
> (I'm American..so I can spell it that way.)
> The dog was an Alsatian.
> So is ours...ha ha ha.
> SO! I set up my camcorder and hit the record button.....just as this guy
> returns to the sight.
> Anyway to make a short story longer...
> I get this guy...on tape...taking the bloody thing, after opening it.
> Why...you ask didn't I go right out there...?
> Well....I was...at the time 6 weeks out of the hospital...quad by-pass! So
I
> wasn't to keen on running....
> (I'm doing just fine...thanks for asking.)
> So...there we have it.
>
> I did have occasion to visit the cache after a cache hunter notified me
that
> he'd failed to find it...after searching for some time. It took the cache
> robber nothing more that riding his bike into the middle of the now short
grass
> to find it. I guess he was using his...wait for it...GermanPuppySensor
after
> all.
>
> Oh! I'd had three hits...but of course the logbook is gone too.
> I wonder if the last fellow found it.
>
> Some notes:
> Our cache location was, IMHO ok.
> Had one come from the east...you'd have run into an inaccesible...sports
> ground...(as I'm told it's called.)....plus a river (the Hogs Mill.)!
> From the west...you'd have houses in your way..and you'd have to get
around
> them...onto a public park.
> It was in tall grass when we planted it...a shallow hole. I didn't want to
go
> miles to and from the cache to check it.
> The first time it was found, we were told that the writing on the outside
had
> worn off!
> I re-wrote it....BUT...the last time we saw it, the writing was gone
again!
> Perhaps it would have been a different story had the writing been legible.
A
> word to the wise.
>
>
> Regards.....
> Steve
>
> Steve's wife here. Hope someone else in the UK (maybe London area) will
hide
> another stash. I thought it was such a great idea and really enjoyed the
> (limited) response that we got, but it's all good fun, and I hope others
> enjoyed it too. So come on you Brits, lets do another one!
>
> Agi